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Sally Sim

Position: Senior Organizer
Email: ssim@ncrc.org

Sally Sim joined NCRC in 2022 as a Senior Organizer, but her history with NCRC dates back to 2020 when she first interned with the organization. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Sally is deeply passionate about economic and environmental justice, believing that no singular social issue exists alone in a vacuum, but instead is entwined with others. When Sally is not working towards advancing economic justice, she can be found chilling by the beach or eating at a restaurant.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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